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March Updates in Youth Ministry

Last month we prepared for the season of Lent.  This month we are knee deep in the season of Lent, a time of great personal reflection.  

The scriptures say that after Jesus was baptized he was led by the Spirit into the desert for 40 days to be tempted.  Not once but three times (triple temptation).  He faced his tempter with courage and a sense of mission.  Jesus came into this world with purpose and mission.  He was fearless.  Imagine facing the devil and knowing how you were going to die yet being fearless.  

What are those moments in your life when you had to be fearless?  Parents, was it the time when your first child was born and you weren't sure of the next step in being a parent?  Teens, was it a time when you knew you were going to be judged or bullied for doing the right thing?  There are many times when we feel as if we are in the desert for 40 days.  But, something inside of us (Holy Spirit) speaks to us to be fearless because we know that God has given us purpose and mission.  

Enjoy this time of Lent to be fearless like Jesus.  Remember, if you want to have a great Easter, have a great Lent.  

Please pray for us, 

Vini Nunez
Youth Minister

February Update in Youth Ministry

Happy February!  Life has been busy especially in my house as my two teens finish up their winter sport of High School Wrestling.  

It has been amazing to see the strength and perseverance of the boys and girls wrestling team.  They grapple trying to hold on to the end until one person becomes the victor.  The Bible had a very famous wrestler (Genesis 32:22).  His name was Jacob and he wrestled with God (Angel) until the break of dawn.  Talk about perseverance.  In the end God blessed him for his perseverance.   

This month we begin the conversation of preparing our heart and mind for the Season of Lent (40 days).  In preparation for March 1st (Ash Wednesday) we will look at all the things we wrestle with and the spiritual battles we have with God. 

So, what have you been wrestling with this year?  What are those habits that you want to give up this lent?  What are those good habits that you want to pick up?  Lets talk about it some more this month.  Don't forget to take the real "40 Day Challenge" (Season of Lent).  Your perseverance will pay off in the end.       

Please keep us in your prayers,  

Thank You for January Youth Nights


I am truly grateful to all of our amazing volunteers that gathered to prepare for our Confirmation, Haven, and JAMS nights.  We had some amazing events this past few weeks.  

First, thank you to our Confirmation 2 Catechists who put in some overtime to prepare and present the C2 retreat on Jan 7th at the Santiago Retreat Center.  Our Catechists did a fantastic job presenting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Spirit.  Great Job Team!!  Also, thank you to our youth that attended.

Also, we had some amazing musicians and speakers this past month in Haven.  Jackie and Tim Kearns played worship music for Haven (https://soundcloud.com/jackiebissinmusic), Natalie shared about Casa Teresa, Breanna shared her amazing personal and difficult story of trial and tribulations as a youth and how Casa Teresa was there to support her, and Camille shared her passion for Life and as a leader in Students for Life.  Our Haven leaders did a fantastic job facilitating some difficult discussions on human life / Respect Life.  Thank you.  

Thank you to our Youth Leadership team that presented a spiritually in depth session on the Eucharist to our Middle School Youth (Jammers).  I was so impressed with the spiritual maturity of our Jammers as we had some time before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration in the Church.  We sat at the feet of Jesus to worship Him.  Well done everyone!

This Sunday is our Confirmation Make Up session.  If you didn't make it to the Jan 14th session please plan on attending this Sunday Jan 22nd from  6pm to 7pm in the meeting rooms.  Also, if you are in the second year of Confirmation (C2) and are low on sessions, plan to attend the C1 make up session.

Please keep us all in your prayers.  May we seek to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and his Church.  


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year



A Savior is Born!  Merry Christmas!  Today a Savior is born.  He is Emmanuel - God is with us.  May you have blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year.  May God bless you and your family abundantly.  Thank you for being a part of the Corpus Christi Youth Ministry family.  


December Updates in Youth Ministry

We are officially in the season of Advent, Greek translation is "coming" or "arrival".  It is the time when we are expectantly waiting the coming of Jesus in the Nativity, in our hearts, and when he comes again.  

This Christmas month is one of the busiest months for families especially for high school youth taking Final Exams just before Christmas break.  In order to keep things light this month we are having movie nights for JAMS and Haven. I hope you can take a break from the busyness and join us for some hot chocolate, popcorn, and a good Christmas movie.  

Also, here is a wonderful site for the season of Advent  USCCB site Here.   Have a wonderful December and hope to see you at one of the events this month.  Also, don't forget Santa is coming on Dec 11th to Corpus Christi (Tell a friend).

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